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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Production & manufacturing engineering
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

112 UCAS Tariff points from three A-Levels

Scottish Highers
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BTEC Diploma
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112 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and one A-Level or equivalent qualification

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

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% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

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Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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Course description

Product designers invent and develop essential items that enrich everyday life. Our BSc (Hons) Product Design course concentrates on the underlying technology of product design, with projects that combine both form and function. The course concentrates on technologies, materials and product development in: digital products, medical, ports, transportation, sustainability and design for manufacture. Explore the requirements of manufacture, technology and scientific advancement, placing these at the core of the product development process. You'll develop your knowledge of materials, and explore new and emerging technologies, including mechanics and electronics. Through commercial projects with industry you’ll reflect, model, test, modify, develop and improve your ideas. Our course is accredited by the Institute of Engineering Designers (IED), recognising the quality and relevancy of our course content. You'll benefit from excellent employability prospects; 100% of our BSc (Hons) Product Design sandwich students are in work or futher study, just six months after graduating, earning an average salary of £24,000 (DLHE, 2015-2016). Having professional work experience is highly sought after in industry. You'll have the chance to undertake a one-year placement as part of your studies, gaining vital skills and experience in the workplace, and our close working relationships with industry mean that our students are often in high demand. You can take the opportunity to study abroad, exploring new cultures and gaining design inspiration, through our Erasmus exchange programme, and also explore local and international design, with inspiring trips in the UK and abroad included in your course fees. This year students travelled to Prague as part of their studies. You'll also take part in live design projects, with briefs from real clients. Previous clients have included DEMAND, McGee and PepsiCo. You'll learn how to use a range of design tools and techniques in our industry-standard workshops and design spaces, supported by our team of expert technicians throughout your time here. Exhibit your work at our final year Degree Shows, attended by industry experts and prospective employers; and add to your CV and challenge yourself by taking part in competitions and national events, such as the Engineers Without Borders Challenge, producing innovative and exciting designs to complex briefs.


You’ll study a range of core diverse and stimulating modules. Year One: Design Practice 1 - This integrated module, created for you to practise and develop as a designer, has four essential elements; design interactions, materials and manufacture, and design assignments; these will develop your design communication skills, technological understanding, commercial knowledge, design methodologies and professionalism • Design Studies 1 - This multi-disciplinary module allows you to personally and collectively explore the design profession contextually and your role within its future. Year Two: Design Practice 2 - The Year Two integrating module builds on your design communication skills, technological understanding, commercial knowledge, design methodologies and professionalism, enhancing the attributes you developed in Year One • Design Studies 2 - This second multi-disciplinary module allows and encourages you through personalisation to seek opportunities to broaden your outlook of design, culture and internationalisation. Third Year: This year in the industry will provide you with a breadth of vital skills such as excellent time management, efficiency and organisation skills which are needed to work successfully in the sector. This year presents a great opportunity for you to build links with industry professionals and to gain invaluable experience which will help you to stand out within the graduate employment market. Final Year: Major Study Project - This module will enable you to strengthen and develop your skills in initiating, managing, planning, defining, researching, implementing and presenting a major piece of product design work, culminating on a working prototype • Technology, Materials and Manufacture - By studying three key areas of technology including electronic and mechatronic systems: , manufacturing processes and materials through design and research led activity it allows you to generate designs via a wide range of multi-disciplinary topics associated with smart technologies.

Nottingham Trent University

Students on campus Nottingham Trent University

We have earned a reputation for outstanding graduate employability, excellent teaching standards, impressive student services, and a diverse but close-knit student community. Our main city site is ideally located in Nottingham's cosmopolitan centre. We can offer you excellent nightlife, a city bursting with culture, a lively students' union and reliable support throughout your studies.

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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Graduates are in significant demand, so unemployment rates are well below the national graduate average and starting salaries are well above average. Much the most common industries for these graduates are now vehicle manufacture - there are not enough people with these degrees to go round and so the big employers tend to take the lion's share at the moment. But pretty much anywhere there is manufacturing, there are production engineers. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.
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